Donna Steele has written a wondrous novella regarding a young woman, living under the assumed name of Nicole [Nikki] Setzer, who has just escaped from the cloistered life she had to endure living under with her rich, power-hunger, aspiring State Senator of a husband.
Her escape had been made possible by the sheer timing of events, her husband being out of town; but more important being a get her hands on a certain letter, a letter addressed to her, directly from the postman. Normally a servant would have answered the door and signed for the letter, which then would have been brought into her husband’s office to be screened first.
Each meets Micah Allen when he almost ran her over with his car in the parking lot of the supermarket. She distrusts him and tries to avoid him as much as possible. Nikki trusts no one for fear the individual might be employed by her estranged husband trying to locate her. Luckily, as the story progress she discovers Micah is the type of man she’s always desired; and for Micah, Nikki has been the type of woman he’s longed for in his dreams. In the beginning of this novella you get a sense that you’re reading two separate stories as you go from one chapter to the next. These “two separate” eventually collide when all these three parties meet and they all go at each other.
At the end of the story is well, and Nikki again is wearing her red shoes as a sign of her victory in regaining total control over her life, and the battle she’s just won for it. The same red shoes she first wore when she met Adrian.
I loved reading this so much; I can’t but give it 4 STARS.